Lawrence's much-banned classic early 20th-century novel Lady Chatterley's Lover is about the triumph of physicality over intellectualism—the naked animal body over the human mind.
Amidst the tedium – which is as much a reflection on the characters’ lives as it is a sign of poor construction – there are scenes that are genuinely whimsical, touching and amusing, but the wait between them is unfortunately lengthy.
Despite strong performances, a rich story and some truly moving moments, Lady Chatterley is totally let down by its laborious length and poor pacing.
It's alluded to in the book, but our story slightly pulls the curtains back on that.
You see him in bed with Constance and he's feeling totally emasculated."Lady Chatterley's Lover, which airs later this week, has already began to cause a stir after producer Serena Cullen compared it to "porn".
This might be pleasant to watch, in a floaty '70s-movie kind of way, if not for the film's groaning 168-minute length and abrupt thudder of an ending.
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An early screening of the BBC’s new adaptation of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ has been met with mixed reviews, as critics disagree over the racy nature of the show’s sex scenes. H Lawrence’s controversial novel will go up against ‘Downton Abbey’, in a primetime Sunday night slot.
Over the weekend, members of the press were given an early glimpse at the 90-minute TV film, however it seems not everyone is agreed upon just how X-rated the steamy moments are.
The downfall of this elegantly executed film is the pace.